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draghi. occupy wall street protesters are setting their sight on a new goal, gop presidential candidates. we're learning new details of the group's plans. the fbi releases video of russian spies taking part in cold war era techniques like dead drops. it looks like a couple more banks are changing their plans when it comes to charging you for using your debit card. good morning, it is tuesday, november 21st. this is your a.m. wake-up call. i'm carol costello joining you live from new york this morning. we begin with what may be the occupy wall street move's biggest target so far, the iowa caucuses.
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cnn learned protesters plan to disrupt the first of the nation contest on january 3rd. organizers hope to have enough demonstrators on hand to occupy the campaign offices of president obama and all the republican candidates. they say their goal is to get them to start talking about the issues facing the 99%. also in tennessee, a federal judge has now ordered officials to stop arresting occupy protesters. the temporary restraining order blocks a curfew imposed by the governor last week that limited the time protesteders could gather at a popular downtown spot in nashville. the order will remain in effect for three weeks. republican presidential candidate herman cain is denying allegations of sexual harassment. he came out swinging yesterday regarding issues of inappropriate behavior while he was head of the national restaurant association in the '90s. cain has discussed details, not once, but several times. in an interview on pbs news
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hour, cain acknowledged he knew an agreement had been reached with one of the women. >> i was aware that an agreement was reached. the word settlement versus the word agreement, you know, i'm not sure what they called it. i know there was some sort of agreement. but because itnded up being minimal, they didn't have to bring it to me. my general counsel and the head of human resources had the authority to resolve this thing, so it wasn't one of those things where it got above a certain authority level and i had to sign it. if i did, and i don't think i did, i don't even remember signing it because it was minimal in terms of what the agreement was. >> on two other occasions yesterday cain said he was not aware of any settlement, any settlement at all that had been reached with either women. politico says the two women agreed to settlement packages,
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each in the five-figure range. dr. conrad murray has until the start of court today to decide whether he will take the stand in his own defense. in testimony yesterday an expert defense witness said that no amount of money could have convinced him to do what murray did, sedate jack sol nearly every night at home with propofol. the trial is ex-expected to wrap up this week. a nation just emerged from eight months of civil war, but that's what the new interim prime minister is doing. here is a little more information about him. al kind represented tripoli, he lived in the united states since 1975. it's unclear exactly when he returned to libya. a former professor of engineering at the university of alabama. he received his bachelor's degree from university of tripoli, his master's from the
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university of south earn california and his phd from north carolina state university. water everywhere. that is the dire situation this morning for much of thailand including parts of the capital bangkok. this is a live picture of bangkok right now. officials say the monsoon triggered flooding in the city could have been much worse. more than 370 people have died. a major concern are diseases like diarrhea, malaria. sara sidner explains just how bad it is. >> reporter: what you are looking at is a road. the road is covered with water. what we're seeing is people getting boats, anything that floats basically and taking their belongings out of their residences. this is a residential neighborhood. there are shops along this neighborhood as well. people are seeing this water rise and rise and rise. there are people that had to be res can you tell. people are getting into boats. that's the only way to make it
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across this stretch of the freeway. >> officials in bangkok says they're especially concerned about the lack of food and drinking water in communities isolated by the flood waters. here in the united states things are improving ever so slowly for parts of the neeftd pounded by the freak snowstorm. temperatures are expected to be on the rise today. nearly 2 million people are still without electricity. officials say it could be friday before power is back on everywhere. at least 13 deaths have been blamed on the storm. let's head to atlanta now and check in with meteorologist rob marciano. hopefully it's a brighter day all across america. >> yes, and warmer weather on the way for the folks in the northeast. if this was january or february like our typical ice and snowstorms, that would be a big issue. but temperatures have rebounded. it's not so much that they're in the freeze. it's that all those trees are down because of the leaves and the way it was snowing.
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another storm? another nor'easter? well, trying. here it is on the radar scope. thankfully it's going to go out to sea and not pass center anybody much more than the next couple hours. a little wind on the back side. maybe low clouds in philadelphia and d.c. that may cause some delays. we don't have much red on the map. we don't expect to see delays much over an hour in some of these spots. if you're traveling through miami, orlando and tampa, gusty winds along with chicago. our next storm system will be dropping over canada we have winter storm watches posted for the more typical areas above 7,000 feet or so. eight to 14 inches of snow with this. 77 in kansas city, 64 in chicago and 56 degrees in new york city and 54 in boston. tomorrow's high temperatures are similar. those numbers getting close to the 60 degree mark. as you know, trick-or-treating last night across america, well, it was not as smooth across the
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northeast with all the power outages and the trees in the roadways. so they had a solution. in will burn, massachusetts, they basically had a trunk or treat. everybody came to the parking lot and popped open the drunks and that's how people went around and got their treats that way. good solution to the problem. looks convenient. >> trunk-or-treat? >> yeah. >> somehow it's not the same. >> did you have any trick-or-treaters last night? >> no. i'm temporarily staying in the heart of new york city. there aren't many kids there any way. >> you can get some people dressed in really weird clothes. not sure whether they're dressed for like a normal day. you do see some strange kind of people in new york city or if they're dressed for halloween. >> we hope everybody had a happy
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halloween. good times in atlanta. good weather and good kids in my neighborhood. >> awesome. since we're talking about halloween, are you ready for halloween punchlines? here is comedian jay leno. >> president obama invited trick-or-treaters to the white house saturday night. a very scary party they hollywood. sat in a sishlg, turned off all the lights and the kids read the president his poll numbers. ooh! a bunch of rich kids came to my door and took all the candy, the other 99 kids in the neighborhood are occupying my front law. i saw a woman wandering around with her. she seemed confused. i asked who are you supposed to be? michele bachmann. one kid wanted five bucks for me to give him candy. i said, who are you supposed to be? he said bank of america. get out of here. the fbi being forced to release video and documents
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it is ten minutes past the hour. this is your wam wake-up call. back to our quote of the day. this is the quote, quote, sometimes things don't work out as planned, end quote. that came from kim kardashian describing her marriage in part of a statement she released yesterday. as you probably know by now, she filed for divorce from nba basketball player kris humphries after just 72 days of marriage. she went on to say the two remain friends and, gosh, they only wish the best for each other. halloween is over, but we're still hearing of new ghost stories. that's the name of a ten-year fbi investigation that targeted russian spies here in the united states. cnn foreign after first correspondent jill doherty has more on these newly released documents. >> reporter: the fbi releases a treasure trove of videos, photos and heavily edited documents from operation ghost stories, an undercover peak at how a russian
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spy ring collected and passed on information, how the fbi trailed them and finally cracked the operation. in one video from january 2010, anna chapman, the red-headed bombshell who later went on to fame in moscow as a tv host sits in a new york coffee shop wearing designer sunglasses, unknowingly talking with an undercover fbi agent about problems with her laptop that she uses to communicate with russian officials. you are ready for the next step, okay? he asks. okay she says. this is not laptop to laptop, this is person to person, the agent says. in another video, the classic spy technique, a brush pass. as another spy trades off a bag full of cash with a russian official as they pass in a train station. the fbi was forced to release the material recorded over the decade the fbi had the ten russians under surveillance as part of the freedom of information act request. it looks just like a spy movie.
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including one russian digging up a package of money from what in spy lingo is called a dead crop. this spy ring is over, but the fbi says it's not the end of the story. >> the u.s. remains the target of most of the world's spying. again, as long we have policy information, technology and research that the rest of the world wants and foreign intel services want to gain a strategic edge against us, we'll continue to be a target. >> anna chapman and others were sent home in a spy swap next year. their techniques live on. jill doherty, cnn, the state department. >> fascinating. gop front-runner herman cain is fighting back against allegations of sexual harassment. yes, he remembers, finally remembers some new details. seems the more he talks about it, the more his answers change. we'll be back. kind of broadbandy kind of broadbandy committed to improving lives with honest, personal service,
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yes or no? have you ever been accused of -- >> i'm trying to -- >> have you? have you, sir? >> that was the last question. thanks. thanks. >> have you ever been accused of sexual harassment. >> if the restaurant association did a settlement, i am not even -- i'm not even aware of it and i hope it wasn't for much because nothing even happened. if there was a settlement, it was handled by some of the other officers that worked for me at the association. so the answer is absolutely not. >> i am unaware of any sort of settlement. i hope it wasn't for much because i didn't do anything. but the fact of the matter is, i'm not aware of a settlement that came out of that accusation. >> i was aware that an agreement was reached. the word settlement versus the word agreement?
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i'm not sure what they called it. i know there was some sort of agreement. but because it ended up being minimal, they didn't have to bring it to me. >> time now for our political ticker with tim farley, host of "morning briefing" on sirius potus live from washington. good morning. >> good morning, carol. this seems like what you would call a developing story, developing all the time, is it not? >> yes. it developed quickly throughout the day. early in morning he was saying, i don't know, there was no settlement. two hours later he said oh, yeah, there was a settlement. the big question for herman cain is how will this affect his campaign and does he need to release more information about what happened so many years ago? >> it struck me as you were speaking earlier that this relationship with the united states and maybe republican voters have with herman cain, maybe going the same way in the graphic arc as kim kardashian's
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wedding, 72 days, right? he's run right to the top of the charts. the problem is the way people look at this, they see herman cain is either not in command of the facts or he's lying about them. he's either fudging or he just can't remember. neither sounds good because if you're talking about even a case that took place 15 years ago, a case where you were being accused of sexual harassment, that would seem to me to be pretty prominent in your memory. either -- i think what he needs to do is figure out exactly what the story is, get out there, sit together with his advisers, find out what exactly he needs to say and say it so he can leave it behind. these changing stories never work for anybody. you have to come out with something and finally definitively say it. either apologize and say this is what it was and you decide. >> the interesting part -- i was talking to two lawyers who represent women in sexual harassment claims, a couple of
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interesting things just to throw by you. one, it's not unusual for women to settle cases in this way. most women don't like to take their cases to trial and don't like to report to it the eeoc because they don't want to be branded this woman accused of sexual harassment. i'm not saying these women were sexually harassed by herman cain. i'm saying that's a normal way to settle things within companies, within organizations. two, herman cain probably isn't tied to any confidentiality agreement when it comes to those settlements. the women are, but not him. he can give us every single detail. he's not tied in anyway legally to not giving anybody information about exactly what happened. and thirdly, these women say it's important that he do this, even if he is not guilty of sexual harassment because, as president of the united states you're in charge of the biggest body of employees, what, in the united states. you have to set the gold standard as the boss of all of
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these federal employees now under your care. it's important that he just clears the air so that people know where he's coming from. >> exactly. to your points, a settlement does not indicate guilt. and, as you said, he doesn't have to abide by any kind of confidentiality agreement. he can say what he needs to say. the problem is he keeps saying different things. for example, now he remembers even the gesture that he made according to one of the interviews he did last night, what exactly may have led to one of these accusations of sexual harassment. and the standards have changed over the past 15, 20 years to the point you just made though. he needs to lay out exactly what the case is, tell people, look them in the eye and say this is what the case s. he's done that several times. the problem is he's looked them in the eye and said different things. that doesn't play well. by the way, by leaving some factors ourkts i think he's telling people what they need to know, what he thinks is important for them to know. i don't believe people like to be told that. they want to be given the facts
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so they can decide what's important and not important about this. herman cain needs to do that and do it very quickly i think. >> even the amount of the settlement. if it was $10,000, most people would say this is a nuisance case and they wanted her to go away. if it was $95,000 maybe that says something different about the case but we don't even know those facts. >> sure. let people know what the case is and let them decide for themselves. that's what herman cain needs to do. he hasn't done that so far. he shifted his story. that never looks good for somebody running for office, let alone the presidency of the united states. >> i'm sure you'll have a dpas nating show tim farley. host of "morning briefing" on sirius morning radio. a former guerillaighter wins a top elected post. more on the man who wentgalther around. it is national family literacy
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it is 24 minutes past the hour. welcome back to a.m. wake-up call. after reports of yet another round of syrian government crackdowns killing more than a dozen people, the arab league wants to hear from syria after
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it demanded the violence end in that country. so let's head around the world with zain verjee in london. what's this about from the arab league? >> well, the arab league, carol, is telling syria that they want to see a total end to the violence in that country. they're also saying they want armored vehicles and tanks in syria and any city in the country totally off the streets. they're also requesting that syria release all of its political prisoners. they've given syria a deadline to respond. they're still waiting for the middle east country to give them a response. the arab league has also been proposing syrian officials meet with syrian opposition in cairo so they can talk things out. it's unclear where exactly that will go. there have been months of this kind of violence and brutality in syria, the government is saying they're only targeting terrorists. this is something that has really worried the entire world and the region because syria, many analysts say, is the middle of the middle east.
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if there's any destabilization in that part of the world, it really has an effect on the entire region. carol? >> absolutely. let's talk about colombia now. the leader of colombia, an interesting guy, a one-time guerilla and now he's the head of a country. >> you know, this is really interesting. his name is gustavo petro. he's going to be the new mayor of bogota, the capital of the country. he used to be part of this guerilla force called m-19. it was a leftist guerilla group known for attacking against colombia's government. he was put in jail for a couple years. when he came out, carol, he decided to become a big wealth. so now he's become mayor. he's saying his priority is to build homes for the needy and build an education system. a total transformation for this
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ex-guerilla but they voted him to bogota. >> the head of a city, not a country. i misspoke. thank you for not pointing that out. i appreciate that. zain verjee live in london, thanks so much. the fril of michael jackson's doctor is just about to wrap up. will conrad murray take the stand in his own defense today? plus big banks are backing out of their plans to charge you for using your debit card. the consumer wins. honey, i love you... oh my gosh, oh my gosh.. look at these big pieces of potato. ♪ what's that? big piece of potato. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. you have options. you can attend our online program or if you prefer a classroom experience... look no further than your own neighborhood. we have over 200 campuses and learning centers around the country.
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good morning to you. it is tuesday, november 1st.
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this is your "a.m. wake-up call." i'm carol costello joining you live from new york. it is 30 minutes past the hour. today we may get a question answered in the trial of michael jackson's doctor. will the accused take the stand. tim rowlands has the latest from los angeles. >> reporter: when court resumes we'll find out whether or not dr. conrad murray takes the stand in his own defense. at the conclusion of court yesterday, the judge, after the jury left the room, asked murray point-blank are you going to testify. murray replied he hadn't made up his mind yet. the judge said in essence you better hurry up and gave him until 8:30 a.m. pacific time to decide whether or not he will take the stand. on monday there are fireworks in the courtroom with lead prosecutor david walgren attacking the defense star witness, dr. paul white on cross examination. walgren tried to dismantle the theory that michael jackson killed himself with an injection of propofol.
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he also attacked white in that he asked him about standard of care issues, specifically at one point he talked about michael jackson being found unresponsive, yet dr. conrad murray waiting 20 minutes to call 911. >> there's no justification for what conrad murray did in failing to call 911, is there? >> as i said earlier, i think he should have called 911 sooner. i do not, however, think it would have made any difference in the outcome of this case. >> reporter: dr. paul white is expected back on the stand when court resumes. we're expecting one more witness for the defense after white is finished. that is assuming dr. conrad murray doesn't take the stand in his own defense. ted rowlands, cnn, los angeles. >> you can watch these last moments of the trial unfold as it happens on our sister network. hln is carrying complete coverage of dr. conrad murray on trial throughout the day. you remember that ill-fated plan by the bureau of alcohol,
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tobacco and firearms to let illegally purchased guns to walk over the border and into the hands of mexican drug cartels? a justice department official is apologizing for his part of the plan. assistant attorney lanny brewer says he regrets not alerting others within the department. he appears before a senate subcommittee later today. the justice department has issues with south carolina. it says the state's new immigration is unconstitutional and preempts federal law. it says the south carolina law could lead to authorized visitors and immigrants being harassed or detained and say they it's time for the feds to do their jobs. warmer weather is expected in the northeast after a rare october snowstorm caught many by surprise. nearly 2 million people in at least five states remain in the dark this morning. it could be friday before their power is back on. the storm dumped more than two feet of snow in some areas. one new jersey mayor even
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postponed trick-or-treating. >> if you look at our streets, we really don't have one full street that's passable. it's just a disaster area throughout if community. >> of course, power lines are still down. so it's dangerous. that's why they canceled halloween. you know the storm is blamed for 13 deaths. some of the big banks are backpedalling when it comes to the controversial debit card fees. we'll have the details in 60 seconds. it's 30 minutes past the hour. . and from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle...and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. now this...will work. [ male announcer ] just like you, business pro. just like you. go national. go like a pro. ♪
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you want to save money on car insurance? no problem. you want to save money on rv insurance? no problem. you want to save money on motorcycle insurance? no problem. you want to find a place to park all these things? fuggedaboud it. this is new york. hey little guy, wake up! aw, come off it mate! geico. saving people money on more than just car insurance. it is 35 minutes past the hour. it's one of the most popular stories on cnn money. big banks are backing out of plans to charge debit card fees. christine romans is live in new york. christine, is this a consumer win? >> it sure is. hell hathd no fury like a debit card user scorned. listen, people really were fed
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up with all these debit card fees and the new fees that were being tested. these banks are saying, a couple banks are saying they're listening to their customers. the response was overwhelming and they're going to get rid of their $5 or $4 fee. regions is one of them, suntrust is another. this happened after jpmorgan said it would stop issuing the fee as well. and for these banks i just mentioned, if you did get one of these fees in the last few weeks, they're going to credit your account for that $5 fee to use the debit card. that leaves bank of america the lone big bank standing by its $5 fee. but it's standing by it kind of backing up a little bit, too, because it's going to offer -- it's going to test some more ways that customers will be able to avoid that fee, like having your paycheck automatically deposited into the account or doing some kinds of automatic bill pay or something so more people would be able to figure out how to avoid that fee. of course, by doing more business with the bank in the first place. but this really shows that that
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consider anger i think really resonated in the corporate suites some of these banks, and a lot of people were walking. there's no question. when you look at the traffic for credit unions and small community banks, they were starting the say their phones were ringing off the hook, carol, because people were looking for a new way to do business. >> power of the people. i love it. let's talk about greece. it's pulling this surprise move connected to the bailout deal that was just reached last week by european leaders. everybody was like, yea, but now greece has thrown a wrench into things. >> it adds another level of uncertainty. how many times have you heard me say world markets don't like uncertainty t. greek prime minister announcing a referendum on the eu debt deal saying the people of greece will be able to talk about it, will be able to vote on whether it is okay for, you know, reducing 50% the amount of debt that greece is
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owed. we know a weekend survey in greece found nearly 60% of people, carol, oppose that debt deal reached in brussels. so 60% oppose it. now the greek prime minister is saying there will be a referendum about the debt deal. greece essentially is at the core of all these problems, right? what do the greek people think about it? i think we know what they think about it. we've seen them protesting in the streets. >> we have, definitely. thanks christine. >> bye. herman cain and allegations of sexual harassment and how his campaign has handled the controversy. let's just say it's not been good. that's coming up next. first it's time for your "get smart" question of the day. americans handed out thousands of pounds of candy and one popular treat is the tootsie roll. can you guess how many will produced every day? is it a, 775,000, b, 29 million or c, 64 million. that's a lot of tootsie rolls.
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the hour. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." americans handed out thousands of pounds of candy for halloween. one popular treat, the tootsie roll. can you guess how many are produced each day? 775,000, 29 million or 64 million. according to their website t answer is c, 64 million tootsie rolls made every day. the candy was first sold in 1896 in a new york candy shop before becoming an iconic treat sold all over the country. now you know. herman cain is waking up to another day facing an issue that is not likely to go away any time soon. allegations of sexual harassment. cnn's joe johns looks at how the
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republican presidential candidate's campaign is handling the scandal. >> reporter: it's never a good day for a presidential campaign when the candidate's name appears in a morning headlines in a story about alleged sexually inappropriate behavior. from a campaign management standpoint, this may be a textbook example of how not to handle a crisis. politico, which broke the story, says there was plenty of warning. it first asked the campaign about this ten days before this confrontational interview outside cbs on sunday. >> i'm not going -- i'm not going to comment on that. >> reporter: when the campaign's chief of staff was asked about politico's allegation two women received settlements, he seemed confused, too, saying he was not aware of any, just hours before the candidate said publicly that he had been falsely accused, herman cain's words, of sexual harassment. cnn political analyst rich galen says it sounds like there was plenty of time for the campaign
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to prepare for the story to hit. >> this is the kind of thing that you see with campaigns not very skilled or experienced. every campaign will have a bad time. every campaign is going to have to explain something they didn't think they were going to have to explain. you practice it, try to get ready for it. when it does happen, if it does happen, you kind of execute on the plan. >> reporter: here is how one reporter at politico responded when we asked if the story came from another republicanmental campaign. >> my colleagues and i have been reporting this story in the last three weeks n. the course of that time we've talked to dozens of current and former employees at the organization, current and former board members at the organization and a lot of folks in washington close to the organization. so this has been an extensively reported story, a thorough story and we have a half dozen sources telling us about various aspects of these claims against mr. cain. >> reporter: herman cain calls it a witch hunt and says there was an internal investigation at the national restaurant association where he worked in the 1990s. he says that investigation
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determined there was no factual basis for what he calls false allegations against him of sexual harassment. joe johns, cnn, washington. >> cain actually discussed the details of the allegations for the first time yesterday. he was asked about the claims on several occasions. each time he strongly denied any wrongdoing. here is what he said on pbs. >> never, never accused of any sort of sexual harassment. i have never sexually ar hassed anyone. this false allegation to now come up is kind of baffling. >> politico say it is two women who made the allegations agreed to separation packages, each in the five-figure range. they've targeted banks and government institutions. it seems mexican drug cartels are next on the list for an illusive hacker's group. details next. first, on this day in history, 43 years ago, the motion picture association of
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good morning to you. happy tuesday.
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it is november 1st. this is your "a.m. wake-up call." i'm carol costello joining you live from new york. it's 47 minutes past the hour. a group of hackers who have gone after banks and government institutions in the past now says it's targeting a mexican drug cartel. let's head around the world with zain verjee who is live in london. this is pretty interesting. this group anonymous is going after a mexican drug cartel. why? >> they're saying they want to target the zetas drug cartel in mexico. they say they can publish names, addresses, homes. they have information on people that support and are involved in this cartel. they can do it. they essentially say in the video here that, we can't fight you with weapons, but we can do this essentially by exposing information and publishing stuff about cars, homes, bars, people and things like that. now, this video, carol, was posted on october 6th. cnn reached out to a contact
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that we have in this group, anonymous. and that contact was not able to verify the authenticity of this video, but then the vice president came out and said actually this video is authentic, absolutely he says. cnn continues to reach out and try and verify this video. it's pretty tough because anonymous is a very decentralized group, a little murky, kind of hard to find out who you need to talk to. but that's essentially what they're doing. they want to target the zetas drug cartel. >> that would be fascinating. a part of me hopes it's true. let's talk anti china, though. china is taking another big step in becoming this giant player in the space game. tell us about the rocket that just went up. >> yeah. the shenzu 8. always beautiful no matter which country is launching one, to see it take off and have a
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successful launch. the interesting thing is it's going to dock with another vessel over earth's orbit in space. this is a really big deal for china because it is a key step in building an international space station. they want this, the chenzu 8 to dock with whatever else they have in space. if they can do it successfully, they can go on with their space program. they want a space station by 2020. these are pick lives from china's state tv. you know the united states and europe has cut back on their space programs, china's is really taking off. >> that was a nice pun. i like that. >> the last time they launched a satellite into space they accidentally or maybe not accidentally they played "america the beautiful." nobody can figure out whether it was an accident or not. cctv wouldn't comment. >> maybe they were just taunting
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us. thank you, zain verjee. cnn has learned occupy protesters plan to disrupt the iowa caucuses on january 3rd. organizers hope to have enough demonstrators on hand to occupy the campaign offices of president obama and all the republican candidates. they say their goal is to get them to start talking about the issues facing the 99%. in tennessee a federal judge has ordered officials to stop arresting occupy protesters. the temporary restraining order blocks a curfew imposed by the governor last week that limited the time protesters could gather at a popular downtown spot in nashville. that order will remain in effect until a hearing in three weeks. a long way from teaching engineering to lead ag nation that's just emerged from eight months of civil war. that's exactly where abdurrahim el-keib who has been' lokt elec
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prime minister. he represented tripoli in the national transitional council, lived in the united states since 1975. unclear exactly when he returned to libya, a former professor of engineering at the university of alabama. he received his bachelor's degree from the university of tripoli, master's from the university of southern california and his phd from north carolina state university. let's head to atlanta and check in with rob marciano. any travel delays to think of this morning? >> a few later on today. all in all, a quiet day across much of the country after all the excitement over the weekend. another nor'easter trying to get itself together off del marva right now, but not having a lot of luck. we'll watch this radar image go bye-bye. a little light rain over parts of the east coast this morning. low clouds may cause some issues. here is the bigger picture, snowstorm dropping into the intermountain west, several inches of snow below 7,000 feet.
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56 degrees is a couple degrees below average for new york city. even though it will feel much milder than over the weekend, we're still below normal. bartlett, illinois, carrying on the halloween theme. this couple so crazy coo-coo, after 13 years of dating, they finally got married. he arrived by popping out of a coffin, she arrived in a body bag and shelly and don were wed and will forever live happily -- i guess as husband and wife. >> that's so beautiful. >> party at their place next halloween. i bet they'll throw a good one. >> that's really stlang. whatever makes you happy, right? >> exactly. welcome to november. >> thank you. i can't believe it's november. think home values have hit rock bottom? why one financial analyst says
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it is three minutes until the top of the hour. this is your a.m. wake-up call. now back to our word of the day. it's exoplanet. that refers to a planet outside the solar system. it's in the news because nasa officials are proposing a mission extension for the keppler space telescope. in its first four months kepler discovered more than 1200
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exoplanet candidates. now you know. let's head to the nasdaq market site and check in with carter evans who is taking a look at the numbers this morning. >> october was a great month for stocks except yesterday. yesterday was an ugly days. dow futures down triple digits. nasdaq futures off 33. s&p 500 down about 19. a couple reports today could change that, one on manufacturing, another on construction spending. we'll be getting auto sales numbers throughout the day. we'll also be hearing from a lot of companies as far as quarterly earnings today, hearing from dollar thrifty, pfizer and sirius xm radio to name a few. >> tell us about home prices. when oh when will they bottom out? >> we've beeninging at the numbers, the last four months from month to month home price haves been creeping up. this is one of the stories on
5:59 am this is a company called fi serve that takes a look at home prices and basically says it believes there's more downward room, believing home prices could fall another 3.6% by next june. the company is blaming it on an increase in foreclosure activity. there are so many foreclosures on the market right now, if you go to one of those websites like zillow and look at it, homes will pop up all over the place. half of them are foreclosures. >> it's just so disturbing because you don't know what to do if you have to move. should you sell your house now, should you wait, should you rented it out? what should you do? >> i wish i knew. cnn, i believe it has all the answers on that website. >> probably. thanks so much carter evans. american morning continues right american morning continues right now. -- captions by vitac -- i was aware that an agreement was reached. >> herman cain's


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